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  • Who: Ashrita Furman

  • What: Most candles on a cake

  • Where: United States

The record for the most candles on a cake is held by Ashrita Furman in conjunction with members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre (all USA), who placed 48,523 lit candles on a cake to celebrate the 77th anniversary of Sri Chinmoy's birth in Jamaica, New York, USA, on 27 August 2008.


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